BPL Presents: Making and Teaching Graphic Novels Part 1

Wednesday, May 26, 6:00 PM ET
Breena Bard, Jarod Roselló, and Jarrett Lerner 
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through Brooklyn Public Library

Join creators Breena Bard (The Trespassers), Jarod Roselló (Red Panda and Moon Bear), and Jarrett Lerner (Give This Book A Cover) in a lively discussion about their wonderful books as they share their different approaches to comic creation and shed light on the thought and care that goes into their work and their use in education. Educator Tim Smyth will share ideas on why comics are needed in education and how these specific books can be used to create engaged analytical readers and writers. Bring your questions and join the conversation.

Click here to register for this event on BPL's webpage

Part two of this series will be on June 2nd at 6 pm.

Registered audience members will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

Books are available to order from Greenlight for in-store pickup or direct-to-home shipping. Please allow time for shipping if not currently on our shelves. 

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Brooklyn, NY
Trespassers: A Graphic Novel By Breena Bard, Breena Bard (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Breena Bard, Breena Bard (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338264210
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Gabby Woods loves a mystery, but is breaking into an abandoned lake house going too far to uncover the truth?

Gabby Woods is looking forward to another summer vacation at her family's lake house, even though she would rather bury herself in a mystery novel than make new friends. But soon Gabby meets Paige, a snarky kid from Chicago, and they get caught up in a local mystery: the sudden disappearance of a glamorous couple and the extravagant lake house they left behind. To gather clues about the missing couple, Paige coaxes Gabby into trespassing. Though Gabby knows it's wrong, each sneaky visit to the abandoned lake house uncovers new mysteries. With suspicions mounting about foul play, Gabby must decide what she's willing to risk to uncover the truth, or if solving this mystery -- and keeping her friendship with Paige -- are more trouble than they're worth.

Red Panda & Moon Bear By Jarod Roselló Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603094443
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 23rd, 2019

Two Latinx kids battle supernatural threats to their working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and a pair of very special hoodies.

Red Panda and Moon Bear are the defenders of their community! Together, these brave siblings rescue lost cats, scold bullies, and solve mysteries, all before Mami and Papi get home. But lately... the mysteries have been EXTRA mysterious. All of RP and MB's powers may not be enough to handle spooks, supervillains, alien invaders, and time warps! It'll take all their imagination -- and some new friends -- to uncover the secret cause behind all these events before the whole world goes crazy.

In his first book for young readers, Cuban-American cartoonist Jarod Roselló presents a whimsical and tender-hearted adventure, packed with Saturday-morning action and glowing with Caribbean sunshine.

Give This Book a Cover: Spark Your Imagination with Over 100 Activities By Jarrett Lerner, Jarrett Lerner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jarrett Lerner, Jarrett Lerner (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534489813
Published: Aladdin - May 4th, 2021

Inspire kids to grow their imaginations with this second collection of creative activities from Jarrett Lerner, author of the EngiNerds, Geeger the Robot, and Hunger Heroes series!

This collection of fun, open-ended writing and drawing prompts will kick-start creativity and challenge kids to be imaginative in new ways with every turn of a page. The Finish This Comic section features a variety of scenarios and characters inspire kids to write and illustrate a six-panel story. How to Draw instructions encourage kids to find their own drawing styles. Drawing and writing prompts and a smorgasbord of other activities add to the fun perfect for home, road trips, school, and anywhere!

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